When Should You See a Fertility Counselor?

When Should You See a Fertility Counselor?

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Fertility affects it all

When you’re dealing with infertility, it touches more than just your health. It definitely affects your physical health, but it also affects your emotional health as well. It can affect your relationship with your partner, your family members, and your friends as well. It can cause stress, depression, and anger. This is why, if you have been dealing with infertility for a while, it can sometimes be a good idea to visit a fertility counselor. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

When to seek fertility counseling

There are many reasons that couples might want to seek fertility counseling. One reason is if a couple has been struggling with infertility for a long time, and has not had any luck. Couples who are dealing with unexplained infertility also often seek fertility counseling, in order to help them better understand the diagnosis and decide what to do next.

Other reasons that couples seek fertility counseling is if they are feeling that trying to conceive is causing problems with their relationship, or if they feel depressed or angry about their situation.

What do fertility counselors do?

Fertility counselors allow couples to have a chance to face their feelings and emotions and talk them out, and offer professional advice and insight. Fertility counselors can also offer couples more support than they would have otherwise.

They are sometimes able to point couples in a new direction, offering new books, support groups, or ideas that they would have never otherwise thought of. Counselors can help couples come to terms with their difficulties, and can also help to teach coping mechanisms that couples might need.

Fertility counselors are great for helping couples learn how to deal with the difficult emotions that are associated with trying to conceive, and also great for helping couples “keep moving on” when it comes to fertility.

How to find a fertility counselor

Finding a fertility counselor might be easy, but might also be difficult, depending on where you live and what your needs are. A great place to start is to ask your doctor for a referral or recommendation for a counselor who specifically works with infertility patients. The American Fertility Association Website has an area where you can find a professional to help you with your counseling needs.

RESOLVE, the National Fertility Organization can also help you find a counselor if you need one. Do not underestimate the power of finding the right therapist and learning how to cope with your difficult issues that are very normal to face when dealing with infertility.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).